Warm, Inviting, Business-like, Witty & Wise
Karen speaks with a warm authority in her voice. With a versatility ranging between youthful and motherly, Karen provides a kind and caring, smooth and soothing delivery of the copy. Karen's voice has that "teacher" precision and quality that's good for business, pharmaceuticals, fashion and retail.
Approachable, believable, clear, confident, engaging, personable, professional, sincere and trustworthy.
Karen's voice is a good fit for any kind of narration including technical, legal, medical, or scientific narrations.
Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female
Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:
• English - USA and Canada
I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Adult content
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)
• Non-Union Jobs
• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories
My Union Affiliations and Memberships
• SAG-AFTRA (US)
My Recording and Delivery Capabilities
• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail
Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
My Home Base
Hollywood, California, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
Available North American accents include Standard North American, regional Southern, and Brooklynese.
Karen can also perform Received Pronunciation (BBC) British.
My Voice Experience
"...Karen performs copy with accuracy and the pleasance of a caring instructor, ranging from middle age to senior in presentation, and with a calm, assured approach to her work."
Karen has several audiobooks of different genres to her credit, both in fiction and in non-fiction.
Karen has been a recurring narrator for Hawaii's reforestation project spearheaded by Hawaiian Legacy Hardwood and its many sponsors.
Karen recorded stories for "Bedtime Stories Collection," and to date, has recorded well over 50 stories for the iPhone/iPad app and the app entitled "Math Super Heroes!"
She has also voiced the children's audiobook "The Kissing Hand" for Oceanhouse Media, who, in turn, donated 1600 copies of this app to the children of Newtown, CT. Karen recently finished production on another children's audiobook entitled "Old Mother West Wind" for Post Hypnotic Press, in Canada.
Karen has dubbed the voices of space station computers, ninjas, soldiers, spirits, and grandmothers. She also played a featured role, as the Town Mayor, in a "who-dunit" video game for adults and is the voice of Space Commander Lilith Weiss for MeltingRadio.com.
Karen is heard on business voice-mail messages, outgoing paging messages and IVR phone prompts.
Karen has lent her voice to business presentations for ISTE, RMH Healthcare and Premier Health Chiropractic Clinic (website). Online commercials include Rucker Johns Restaurant, Central Oregon Audiology, Kitchen Solutions, and Columbia Dental.
"Karen has been collaborating with us on our Bedtime Stories project and has always been a perfectionist adding incredible added value! I would recommend Karen to everyone who needs a competent voice-over professional." - Creative Experiences, Lisbon Labs
"It was great to work with Karen. She voiced several characters for a historical documentary program that I produced. She delivered what was needed. Karen was very creative and professional. I would certainly hired her again." - Los Angeles Cityview, Channel 35
"Karen is an extremely professional and wonderfully personal VO Artist. Our client was unsure about what they wanted and Karen provided us with various readings of our script so we could provide options to our client. She was a breeze to work with, and went over and above to provide us with exactly what we needed. We hope to work with Karen again in the future." - PushPlay Productions
"...Thank you so much. The recording sound spectacular. You are truly a professional...Thanks again. I'm just really blown away at the quality of this recording..."
- ProOnGo LLC - Marketing
-JBI Studios - Hoplon Entertainment "Taikodom"
-LaMontagne Entertainment, LLC - "The Investigators"
-Channel 35, Los Angeles Cityview for "Notorious San Pedro California"
-Juliet Zulu - ISTE
-Gravity Group - RM Healthcare
-Push Play Productions - Kitchen Solutions
-Transvideo Studios LLC - McKesson
-L7 Marketing - Premier Chiropractic Healthcare
-Zonni Media - Central Oregon Audiology
-Pro On Go LLC - ProOnGo app
-DiBona, Bornstein, & Random - Sodexo
-Business Media Productions, Inc. - Columbia Dental
-Illumina Interactive, Inc. - Diversity for Human Resources
-YNR Marketing - Hawaiian Legacy Hardwood
-Galvanized Productions - Rucker Johns Restaurant
-Lisbon Labs - Bedtime Stories Collection & Math Super Heroes(iPad/iPhone applications)
-Tiggz, Inc. - Sci-fi Radio Play for MeltingRadio.com "Lilith Rising"
-ScoNet,Inc. - IVR Phone Messaging
-Oceanhouse Media - Narration/Children's Audiobook
-Blanca Rosa Publishing - Narration/Adult Audiobook
-5 Prince Publishing - Narration/Children's Audiobook
-Evolved Publishing - Narration/Audiobook
-MGR Networking, Inc. - Imaging
-44th Floor Productions - Commercial Narration
-Vie La Publishing House, LLC
-CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
-DB Rich Productions, LLC
-Captiva Publishing, LLC
-The Wild Rose Press, Inc. (American Rose)
-Gemma Halliday Publishing
-Post Hypnotic Press
Commercial and Animation work with Kevin Delaney, Lori Tritel, Bill Holmes and Roy Samuelson.
Medical Narration & eLearning with Ann Ganguzza.
Audiobook Narration courses with Pat Fraley, Paul Ruben, Scott Brick, Johnny Heller and Sean Allen Pratt.
ADR with Johnny Gidcomb and Kristian Penza.
Promo class with Dave Fennoy.
VO Master Classes with David H. Lawrence xvii.
VO Workouts with Larry Hudson and Matthew Jay.
IMPROVability 2 for Voice Actors with Dan O'Day.
VO Business class with Harlan Hogan and Dan O'Day.
Additional training @ the Don LaFontaine VO Lab through the SAG Foundation.
Annual attendance at APAC, Audiobook Publishers Association Conference, both in NYC and Chicago, and the coaching workshops for narrators.
World Voices Organization, member of Professional standing.
Theatrical Training with Alan Feinstein
Musical Artists Workshop with Gary Imhoff
Hey, I Saw Your Commercial! with Mike Pointer
Shakespeare Workout with Alan Miller
Vocal training with Tova Morcos and Faye Jeser
Karen has performed on stage in "Our Town" (Mrs. Gibbs), "Medea" (the Crone), "Carousel" (Ensemble) "'Dentity Crisis" (Edith Fromage), and "Little Women" (Marmee).
She has also appeared in a number of short films: Becoming Henry; Redemption, Inc.; Inherited Insanity, and My V8 Darling.
Karen has a CA Teaching Credential and a Master's Degree in Cross-Cultural Education
My Studio Equipment
Currently using the following inside my custom-built sound isolation booth:
Microphone: CAD E100S
Interface: Focusrite 2i2
Recording Program: Audacity
Computer: PC Laptop (outside the booth)
Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro
Apple iPad for reading copy
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